The Lake Villa District Library announced the winners of its BookArt Annual Contest for Kids, a yearly celebration of reading and creativity.
This fall, the library invited children ages 5 to 12 to draw an original bookmark that illustrates a scene or character from their favorite book.
The library received more than 130 entries, which were judged by a panel of local art teachers.
Here are the winners:
• Best Of Show: Taylor Munson, 10, Hooper School
• First place: Anna Nelson, 6, Prince of Peace School
• Second place: Ava Mattson, 5, Thompson School
• Third place: Noelle Waldschmidt, 5, Prince of Peace School
• First place: Robyn Knight, 8, Hooper School
• Second place: Chloe Gorsuch, 9, Martin School
• Third place: Cecilia Nam, 8, Millburn Central
• First place: Nicole Carreon, 12, Palombi Middle School
• Second place: Janica Chin, 12, Palombi Middle School
• Third place: Emily Beall, 10, Oakland School
Taylor Munson's Best Of Show-winning bookmark will be printed professionally and distributed to all children who participate in the library's upcoming Winter Reading Program.
To view the winning bookmarks, visit www.lvdl.org/kids/bookart.